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On the way back to Greeley, we stopped in Breckinridge bright and early to have some coffee and breakfast sandwiches. Ate at a cozy place on Main Street, on a comfortable couch in front of a fireplace. Perfect way to end our little Colorado getaway. ...
... platform. The rain and wind were so biting that Kathy and I decided to return to the car and wait for them. The scenery and rock formations are spectacular and we saw some of the Aspen trees starting to turn golden yellow.
Leadville turned out to be a slight disappointment for us after the build-up from several sources. It’s an old silver mining town with a colorful history but there’s not much there for tourists ...
... months. It is closed after the first snow, otherwise some would attempt a winter crossing.
We see lots of cars parked at trailheads along the way. From here people will load their gear onto their backs and walk miles into the back-country to camp. We, on the other hand, search out campgrounds that offer a chance for a shower and inter-net, all the while pretending to be campout in a National Forest.
Today we drove ...
... at the site of the camp, just some foundations and a few ruined buildings but historical markers along the road tell the story of the site.
Many of those who trained at Camp Hale returned to the area after the war and were instrumental in developing Colorado's ski industry and especially Vail, a story explained in the Colorado Ski Museum ...
... relatively flat valleys
between mountain ranges that are high, dry, and frigid. They’re all sparsely
populated and given over mostly to ranching.
I decided to take a drive through the western part of the valley
including the valley’s main town, Fairplay, and then to Weston Pass, a pass
over the range between the South Park and Arkansas Valleys which I also have not
crossed. The scenery on the west side of ...